Teacher-powered schools are a powerful, practical route to better and more equitable student learning. Those already a part of the teacher-powered movement know this. This paper makes the evidence-based case for teacher-powered schools to grow the movement.
Evidence for Teacher-Powered Schools: A Practical Route to Better and More Equitable Student Outcomes explores outcomes for students and schools led by teacher-powered teams. In the paper, we review academic research which demonstrates how teacher-powered schools are the manifestation of well-studied ideas linked with improved outcomes. And we take a deep dive on the schools themselves—informed by two decades of records, surveys, interviews, and more. Finally, we lay out simple steps you can take to show the power of the movement.